Mind & Motion

Happy Holidays

Posted in Blog news by Meghan Pickrell on December 21, 2009

To all of my blog followers, I just want to wish you a very happy holiday season. Here are a few tips for making it a healthier holiday:

1) Drink plenty of water. The holidays are full of alcohol, sugar and nasty other toxins that will make you feel achy and bloated. Make sure you hydrate yourself properly. A glass of water before dinner is always nice because it will make you feel fuller faster.

2) Continue your exercise routine. If you are off your exercise routine because of travel make sure you are getting outside, at least for a 30 min. walk once a day. Exercise will make you feel better about your eating habits and allow you to burn a few calories. Taking a walk can also change your frame of mind and give you a chance to breathe which can be especially helpful if you are overloaded with family (no offense family).

3) Take time for you. Even though the holidays are about friends and families coming together, it can also be a time to think about what all of it means to you. What does Christmas or Hanukah represent? If it represents giving, how are you giving? Is giving presents adequate? Christmas can be overwhelming, especially with so much consumption of foods, gifts etc. Thinking about what you want the holiday to be will give you more control over creating a positive experience for yourself. We are also starting a new year which gives us the opportunity to think about what we want in this world and how we will get it. I find that writing out a vision for the upcoming year is helpful. Writing a list of goals is also a great way to start.

Once again be safe, happy, healthy and Merry Christmas! I will try and be more consistent with this blog in 2010 (I should write that on my goals sheet).

All the best,


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  1. Judie Carroll said, on December 23, 2009 at 1:50 am

    I will try and keep all of this in mind. Great advice

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